The Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) approved, last Thursday (26), a bill that makes Rua do Lavradio, in the city center, an Intangible Heritage of the State. The proposal is authored by the president of Alerj, deputy André Ceciliano (PT).
Rua do Lavradio is one of the oldest and most traditional streets in the center and in Lapa. The road was opened in the 1770s by one of the marquises of Lavradio, a title of nobility granted at the time to the monarchy. Today, it houses bars, restaurants and the traditional Feira do Lavradio, which takes place once a month.
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The project foresees the contemplation of all the properties and cultural events held along the street, including the Antique Fair, known as Feira do Lavradio. The text will go to Governor Cláudio Castro, who has up to 15 working days to sanction or veto it.
The measure also provides that the municipal legislative power may, together with the municipal executive power, carry out an impact study for the adoption of investment and property maintenance initiatives – including the abatement or exemption of municipal taxes subject to the maintenance of historical characteristics of real estate.
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“Rua do Lavradio is part of the history of Rio de Janeiro, as it is only 700 meters long, it once housed some of the most elegant addresses in Rio Antigo and was the scene of writers such as Machado de Assis, Lima Barreto and João do Rio” , justified the deputy André Ceciliano, author of the bill.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Eduardo Miranda